Since the end of the First World War, we have observed Remembrance Day and the Two Minute Silence on the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, as their relevance remains undiminished.
With Remembrance Day 2022 approaching, Gainsborough Town Council, the Royal British Legion’s Gainsborough and District branch and All Saints Parish Church will be coming together to mourn and honour those who fought for our freedom during two world wars. On this day, wreaths will be laid to commemorate the armed forces and civilian members of Britain and the Commonwealth that lost their lives.
Members of the public are invited to lay their own remembrance symbol in small troughs that are to be placed at Gainsborough’s War Memorial prior to Armistice Day, November 11th, which marks the end of the First World War.
Town Mayor, Patrick O’Connor, will be joining fellow councillors and Gainsborough representatives from military forces, veterans, their families, and local societies at this year’s Remembrance Sunday Morning Service starting at 10:00am on Sunday 13th November 2022 at All Saints Parish Church.
Once the Morning Service is complete the Royal British Legion and Clergy will be leading the procession to the local War Memorial, followed by the congregation and Civic dignitaries. This is where the Two Minute Silence will be observed at 11 o’clock, the Last Post and Reveille will be played, and wreaths will be laid. Any individual or organisation will have the opportunity to lay their own wreath or remembrance symbol.
“It has been forty years since the end of the Falklands conflict and as a veteran of that war it will be a particularly poignant act for me attending as your Mayor.” said Town Mayor, Councillor Patrick O’Connor, urging people to take time out to remember the fallen, “It will be a time to reflect on all those who served their country and those who continue to do so. A time to contemplate on those qualities that may assist us in some of the challenges we face today.
Any communal act can only serve to reinforce the community spirit of the Town as we come together to remember.”